University Police

Reporting of Criminal Actions or Emergencies

The University of Wisconsin River Falls Police Department is responsible for security and assistance response at the university. The University Police Department is located in 103 Regional Development Institute (RDI). Phone service to the University Police Department is provided twenty-four hours a day.

The department is staffed by the following: one Director, two full time Police Officers, three full time classified University Police Officers; four part-time University Police Officers; one Office Manager; and approximately eight Student Assistants. The River Falls Police Department, with the support of the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, provides law enforcement services to the campus. The River Falls Police Department is located approximately three blocks from campus, and the Pierce County Sheriff's Department is located approximately fifteen minutes south of River Falls.

To report a crime or if you need assistance, members of the campus community should call the University Police Department at (715) 425-3133 or the River Falls Police Department at (715) 425-0909.

Individuals should call 911 Emergency when someone is severely hurt, sick or in danger. If in doubt, call. It is important not to hang up the phone until the 911 operator tells you to do so.

Free on campus public telephones are located in the lobbies or public areas of all campus buildings. Using these easily accessible telephones, the University Police Department can also be reached by dialing (715) 425-3133.

The University Police Department maintains direct telephone and two-way radio contact with the River Falls Police Department, Pierce County Sheriff's Department, and River Falls Fire and Ambulance Services. The University Police Department telephone number is prominently displayed on all public phones and in the campus telephone directory. It is included on all of the department's printed publications, brochures, pamphlets, and correspondence.